February 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 42

Stories from the February 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around Campus

Margaret Cho kicks off Winter Hoopla Comedienne Margaret Cho will host GW Comedy Night Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. in the Smith Center. Comedy Night is part of GW’s Winter Hoopla, sponsored by the Program Board, Student Association and Student Activities Center. Tickets for GW students are on sale at Ticketmaster, Marvin Center ground floor, […]

Hospital showcases decontamination unit

U.S. and D.C. officials toured GW Hospital’s decontamination unit Thursday, the first facility developed in the city to handle biological terror patients after Sept. 11. The unit has two sets of eight showers, with separate entrances for men and women on the 23rd Street side of the hospital. GW biohazard expert Dr. Craig D’Atley said […]

GW endowment drops

In a year when university endowments dropped nationwide, GW fared better than most schools with similar sized portfolios. GW’s 3.3 percent loss translates to a loss of about $24.6 million in investments, which officials say will not affect operations. From July 2000 to June 2001, GW gained ground on universities it competes with for applicants […]

Colonials streak continues at La Salle

The Colonials assembled a second-half effort in their 83-70 loss to La Salle Saturday reminiscent of the season’s early days, when erasing a double-digit halftime deficit seemed like just another play in the Karl Hobbs handbook. But since GW’s losing streak began last month, GW hasn’t played with the electricity a comeback requires. The Colonials […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: KSA hosts networking fair

More than 20 students from the Korean Student Association gathered in Marvin Center 403 Saturday afternoon to learn networking techniques and get advice from professionals in a variety of fields. “We wanted to try and widen the students’ knowledge of different career fields. The one we held last semester contained mostly representatives from the internet […]

Sports: WRGW gets on board with new basketball policy

Students from WRGW took a train to the 30th Street station and a cab to the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, where they announced the Colonials’ 83-70 loss at La Salle on air. Nothing seems out of place here – a student station providing its own transportation to an away game – except that it’s […]

GW reserves MCI center as backup for Commencement

This year’s graduation will take place on the Ellipse as it has since 1992, and for the first time the MCI Center will be sitting ready if the outdoor event is canceled because of security risks or bad weather. The University finalized the deal with the MCI Center Thursday, offering to pay $40,000 for the […]

GW shows close Enron links

Although several major news organizations have included a teaching stint at GW in former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay’s background, no record of him as a professor exists at the University. At least one GW alumnus has authentic ties to the scandal. Leslie Caldwell, who earned her law degree at GW, is lead prosecutor in […]

Judge denies professor tenure

GW owes a former professor more than $75,000 in damages for improperly denying him tenure but is not obligated to grant him the highest professorial level, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision upholds an earlier ruling. Former Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Apostolos Kakaes was hired as an assistant […]

Colonial women defeat La Salle

If they didn’t know before, the Colonial women now know that a basketball game lasts until the final buzzer, with three of their last four wins coming in the final seconds of play. Against Temple and Richmond earlier this week, Anna Montanana bailed the team out with last-second baskets for one-point victories. Friday against St. […]